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The VM Christmas Awards

The VM Christmas Awards ceremony will take place on 9th May at 1.15 pm  at the VM Conference & Workshop Theatre.

The shortlist has now been announced:

Department Stores:

Magasin du Nord
Harvey Nichols

Fashion/Footwear/Jewellery :

Selfridges 3
Selfridges 2
Pringle of Scotland


• M&S
• Booths
• Woolworths South Africa

Beauty and Cosmetics:

• Diptyque
• David Jones
• Penhaligons

Best Use of Digital in a Christmas Display:

• Asprey
• Hackett London
• House of Fraser

DIY, Homewares, and Garden Centres:

• Redfields Home of Garden and Living
• Flowerland
• Feather and Black

Hospitality – Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Travel and Leisure:

• St Georges Market Belfast
• Waddeston Manor

IT, Telecomms and Electrical:

• Three Ireland
• Maplin
• Vestel

Most Outstanding Christmas Feature or Prop:

Selfridges (Entry 3)
5-Sm City Pampanga
Selfridges (Entry 2)  

Shopping Centres, Town Centres and Airports:

Shopping Center Management Corporation (Entry 3)
QIC Grand Central        
Victoria Garden Shopping Centre

Sports Goods, Toys, Hobbies and Pet Care:

Gullivers Bookshop
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*All shortlisted entries will be displayed at RETAIL DESIGN EXPO 2017 and the winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony during the event on the 9th May.


As Christmas windows, displays and interiors represent the epitome of the VM skill and art, we have launched the VM CHRISTMAS AWARDS recognizing and rewarding the very best examples of Christmas 2016 VM across all sectors.

These awards are totally unique in being 100% devoted to the critical importance of Christmas displays, impartiality of the judging and the extensive publicity the winners and shortlisted entries will receive.

An independent and prestigious judging panel of top retail designers, visual merchandisers and marketing experts met in February  2017 to decide the shortlist and the winners.

The panel includes:

Adrienne Davitt
VM Director, The Body Shop International

Liz Silvester
Head of Visual Identity, Liberty 

Paul Wilkins
Head of Visual & Store Design, Space NK 

Sandrine Gravsholt
Retail Design and Visual Merchandising Director, Lancome and Clarisonic 

Rachel Andrews
Head of Visual Merchandising, Office 

Joanna Galanis
VM & Display Director, Browns

Matthew Valentine
Editor, Retail Design World


VM Christmas Awards 2016 - Entry Form

 Entries are now closed.

If sending a short video (no longer than 20 seconds, either mp4 or .mov formats) please email to valeria@retaildesignexpo.com

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